What are learning difficulties?
‘Learning difficulties’ is a general term for a lot of different conditions with varying symptoms and severities. Some have well-recognised names like dyslexia; others are less well known, like dyspraxia, Asperger’s syndrome or ADHD. We know that the underlying symptoms of these conditions, many of which overlap are often inter-related and are usually present from birth.
That’s why at Dore, we choose not to focus on the many labels that exist, but instead to concentrate on each person and treat their individual difficulties with a highly personalised exercise Programme.
The cause of learning difficulties
We now know that a common factor in many of these conditions is a part of the brain called the cerebellum, which links to nearly all the major centres of the brain.
The cerebellum is key to the learning process, making skills become automatic through practice. But if the cerebellum is not working efficiently then it is very likely you will struggle with one or more of the following – poor reading and writing, concentration, co-ordination or social skills.
Dore’s drug-free programme consists of daily physical exercises that aim to improve balance, co-ordination, concentration and social skills.